John Gosenoll

M, b. 1470, d. 1510
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohn Gosenoll was also known as Gosnold.
  • John Gosenoll married Katherine Kebell.
  • John Gosenoll was born in 1470.
  • He was buried in 1510 at Otley Church Cemetery, Otley, Suffolk Coastal District, Suffolk, England.
  • He died in 1510.

Child of John Gosenoll and Katherine Kebell

Katherine Kebell

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Gosenoll.

Child of Katherine Kebell and John Gosenoll

Sir Robert Wingfield

M, b. circa 1370, d. 1409
Father*Sir John Wingfield b. 1345, d. 1389
Mother*Margaret Hastings b. c 1355, d. 1397
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSir Robert Wingfield was also known as de Wingfield.

Child of Sir Robert Wingfield and Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell

F, b. circa 1374
Father*Sir John Russell
Mother*Agnes (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Wingfield.
Married NameHer married name was Wingfield.

Child of Elizabeth Russell and Sir Robert Wingfield

Sir John Wingfield

M, b. 1345, d. 1389
Father*Thomas de Wingfield
Mother*Margaret de Bovile
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSir John Wingfield was also known as de Wingfield.

Children of Sir John Wingfield and Margaret Hastings

Margaret Hastings

F, b. circa 1355, d. 1397
Father*Hugh de Hastings d. 1386
Mother*Margaret De Everingham b. 1331, d. 1375
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMargaret Hastings was also known as de Hastings.
Married NameHer married name was Wingfield.

Children of Margaret Hastings and Sir John Wingfield

Elizabeth Wingfield

F, b. 1441, d. 28 April 1497
Father*Sir Robert Wingfield b. 1403, d. 1454
Mother*Lady Elizabeth Goushill b. 1396, d. 1491
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1462As of before 1462,her married name was Brandon.

Child of Elizabeth Wingfield and Sir William Brandon

Sir William Brandon

M, d. 1491

Child of Sir William Brandon and Elizabeth Wingfield

Sir William Brandon

M, d. 22 August 1485
Father*Sir William Brandon d. 1491
Mother*Elizabeth Wingfield b. 1441, d. 28 Apr 1497

Child of Sir William Brandon and Elizabeth Bruyn

Elizabeth Bruyn

F, d. circa March 1494
Father*Sir Henry Bruyn
Mother*Elizabeth Darcy
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 4 November 1475As of before 4 November 1475,her married name was Brandon.

Child of Elizabeth Bruyn and Sir William Brandon

Charles Brandon

M, b. 1484, d. 24 August 1545
Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk
Father*Sir William Brandon d. 22 Aug 1485
Mother*Elizabeth Bruyn d. c Mar 1494
     Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk (c. 1484 – 22 August 1545), was the son of Sir William Brandon and Elizabeth Bruyn. Through his third wife Mary Tudor he was brother-in-law to Henry VIII. His father was the standard-bearer of King Henry VII and was slain by Richard III in person on Bosworth Field. Charles Brandon died of unknown causes at Guildford.

Charles Brandon was brought up at the court of Henry VII. He is described by Dugdale as "a person comely of stature, high of courage and conformity of disposition to King Henry VIII, "with whom he became a great favourite". Brandon held a succession of offices in the royal household, becoming Master of the Horse in 1513, and received many valuable grants of land. On 15 May 1513, he was created Viscount Lisle, having entered into a marriage contract with his ward, Elizabeth Grey, suo jure Viscountess Lisle, who, however, refused to marry him when she came of age.

He distinguished himself at the sieges of Thérouanne and Tournai in the French campaign of 1513. One of the agents of Margaret of Savoy, governor of the Netherlands, writing from before Thérouanne, reminded her that Lord Lisle was a "second king" and advised her to write him a kind letter.

At this time, Henry VIII was secretly urging Margaret to marry Lisle, whom he created Duke of Suffolk, although he was careful to disclaim (on 4 March 1514) any complicity in the project to her father, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor.

After his marriage to Mary, Suffolk lived for some years in retirement, but he was present at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520. In 1523 he was sent to Calais to command the English troops there. He invaded France in company with Count de Buren, who was at the head of the Flemish troops, and laid waste the north of France, but disbanded his troops at the approach of winter.

Unlike his wife, Suffolk was entirely in favour of Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon[citation needed], and in spite of his obligations to Wolsey he did not scruple to attack him when his fall was imminent, eventually remarking to the entire court in front of the King and Wolsey himself, "It was never merry in England while there were cardinals among us." The Cardinal, who was acquainted with Suffolk's private history, reminded him of his ingratitude: "If I, simple Cardinal, had not been, you should have had at this present no head upon your shoulders wherein you should have had a tongue to make any such report in despite of us."

After Wolsey's disgrace, Suffolk's influence increased daily. He was sent with Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, to demand the Great Seal from Wolsey; the same noblemen conveyed the news of Anne Boleyn's marriage to King Henry, after his divorce from Queen Catherine, and Suffolk acted as High Steward at the new Queen's coronation. He was one of the commissioners appointed by Henry to dismiss Catherine's household, a task he found distasteful.

He supported Henry's ecclesiastical policy, receiving a large share of the lands after the dissolution of the monasteries. In 1544, he was for the second time in command of an English army for the invasion of France. He died at Guildford, Surrey, on 24 August in the following year. At Henry VIII's expense he was buried at Windsor in St George's Chapel.

Suffolk took part in the jousts which celebrated the marriage of Mary Tudor, Henry's sister, with Louis XII of France. He was accredited to negotiate various matters with Louis, and on Louis' death was sent to congratulate the new King, Francis I, and to negotiate Mary's return to England.

Love between Suffolk and the young Dowager Queen Mary had existed before her marriage, and Francis roundly charged him with an intention to marry her. Francis, perhaps in the hope of Queen Claude's death, had himself been one of her suitors in the first week of her widowhood, and Mary asserted that she had given him her confidence to avoid his importunities.

Francis and Henry both professed a friendly attitude towards the marriage of the lovers, but Suffolk had many political enemies, and Mary feared that she might again be sacrificed to political considerations. The truth was that Henry was anxious to obtain from Francis the gold plate and jewels which had been given or promised to the Queen by Louis in addition to the reimbursement of the expenses of her marriage with the King; and he practically made his acquiescence in Suffolk's suit dependent on his obtaining them. The pair cut short the difficulties by a private marriage, which Suffolk announced to Thomas Wolsey, who had been their fast friend, on 5 March 1515.

Suffolk was saved from Henry's anger only by Wolsey, and the pair eventually agreed to pay to Henry £24,000 in yearly instalments of £1000, and the whole of Mary's dowry from Louis of £200,000, together with her plate and jewels. They were openly married at Greenwich Hall on 13 May. The Duke had been twice married already, to Margaret Neville (the widow of John Mortimer) and to Anne Browne, to whom he had been betrothed before his marriage with Margaret Mortimer. Anne Browne died in 1511, but Margaret Mortimer, from whom he had obtained a declaration of nullity on the ground of consanguinity, was still living. He secured in 1528 a bull from Pope Clement VII assuring the legitimacy of his marriage with Mary Tudor and of the daughters of Anne Browne, one of whom, Anne, was sent to the court of Margaret of Savoy.

After the death of Mary Tudor on 24 June 1533 he married in 1533 his ward Catherine Willoughby (1520–1580), suo jure Baroness Willoughby de Eresby, then a girl of fifteen. By Catherine Willoughby he had two sons who showed great promise, Henry (1535–1551) and Charles (c. 1537 – 1551), Dukes of Suffolk. They died of the sweating sickness within an hour of one another.

His paternal grandparents were a senior Sir William Brandon of Wangford, Suffolk (d. 1491), who served as Marshal of Marshalsea prison, and Elizabeth Wingfield (d. 28 April 1497).[1] His maternal grandparents were Sir Henry Bruyn and Elizabeth Darcy.1 1st Duke of Suffolk.

Children of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation,,_1st_Duke_of_Suffolk.

Lady Frances Brandon

F, b. 16 July 1517, d. 11 November 1559
Father*Charles Brandon b. 1484, d. 24 Aug 1545
Mother*Mary Tudor b. 18 Mar 1496, d. 25 Jun 1533
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameMay 1533As of May 1533,her married name was Grey.
  • Lady Frances Brandon was born on 16 July 1517.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor.
  • Lady Frances Brandon married Henry Grey in May 1533.
  • Lady Frances Brandon died on 11 November 1559 at age 42.

Child of Lady Frances Brandon and Henry Grey

Henry Grey

M, b. 17 January 1517, d. 23 February 1554
     1st Duke of Suffolk, 3rd Marquess of Dorset.

Child of Henry Grey and Lady Frances Brandon

Lady Jane Grey

F, b. October 1537, d. 12 February 1554
Lady Jane Grey
Father*Henry Grey b. 17 Jan 1517, d. 23 Feb 1554
Mother*Lady Frances Brandon b. 16 Jul 1517, d. 11 Nov 1559
  • Lady Jane Grey was born in October 1537.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Grey and Lady Frances Brandon.
  • Lady Jane Grey died on 12 February 1554 at beheaded at age 16.
     Lady Frances was the daughter of Princess Mary, the younger sister of Henry VIII, and was thus the first cousin of Edward VI. Lady Jane Grey was a claimant to the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Ireland. She was de facto monarch of England after the death of Edward VI for just over a week in July 1553. Residing in the Tower of London during her short reign, she never left the premises again. Her execution in February 1554 was caused by her father's involvement in Wyatt's rebellion. Lady Jane Grey's rule of less than two weeks is the shortest rule of England in its history. Queen of England 10 July 1553 – 19 July 1553.

Margaret Madryn

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Owen.

Child of Margaret Madryn and Edward Owen

Margaret De Everingham

F, b. 1331, d. 1375
Father*Adam De Everingham b. 1307, d. 1388
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Hastings.

Child of Margaret De Everingham and Hugh de Hastings

Hugh de Hastings

M, d. 1386
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHugh de Hastings was also known as de Hastings.

Child of Hugh de Hastings and Margaret De Everingham

Adam De Everingham

M, b. 1307, d. 1388
Father*(?) De Everingham
Mother*Clarice De La Warre b. 1285, d. 1308

Child of Adam De Everingham

Clarice De La Warre

F, b. 1285, d. 1308
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was De Everingham.
  • Clarice De La Warre married (?) De Everingham.
  • Clarice De La Warre was born in 1285.
  • She died in 1308.

Child of Clarice De La Warre and (?) De Everingham

(?) De Everingham


Child of (?) De Everingham and Clarice De La Warre

Henry Brandon

M, b. 11 March 1516, d. 1522
Father*Charles Brandon b. 1484, d. 24 Aug 1545
Mother*Mary Tudor b. 18 Mar 1496, d. 25 Jun 1533

Lady Eleanor Brandon

F, b. 1519, d. 27 September 1547
Father*Charles Brandon b. 1484, d. 24 Aug 1545
Mother*Mary Tudor b. 18 Mar 1496, d. 25 Jun 1533
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Clifford.
  • Lady Eleanor Brandon was born in 1519.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor.
  • Lady Eleanor Brandon died on 27 September 1547.

Henry Brandon

M, b. circa 1523, d. 1 March 1534
Father*Charles Brandon b. 1484, d. 24 Aug 1545
Mother*Mary Tudor b. 18 Mar 1496, d. 25 Jun 1533
     1st Earl of Lincoln.

Sir Richard Wingfield

M, b. circa 1456, d. 22 July 1525
Father*Sir John Wingfield b. 1428, d. 10 May 1481
Mother*Elizabeth Fitzlewis b. 1431, d. 1500
     Sir Richard Wingfield (c. 1456 – 22 July 1525) was an influential courtier and diplomat in the early years of the Tudor dynasty of England.

He was born at Letheringham, Suffolk to Sir John Wingfield (c. 1428 – 10 May 1481) and his wife Elizabeth FitzLewis (c. 1431-1497). He was one of twelve or thirteen sons. His paternal grandparents were Sir Robert Wingfield and Elizabeth Gousell. He was one of the major landowners in Huntingdonshire and lived at Kimbolton Castle.

Wingfield became a courtier during the reign of Henry VII of England. He married Catherine Woodville sometime after 1495. She was daughter to Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta of Luxembourg, sister to Elizabeth Woodville, sister-in-law to Edward IV of England and widow of both Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, and Jasper Tudor, 1st Duke of Bedford. The marriage made him an uncle-by-marriage to Queen consort Elizabeth of York and her husband Henry VII.

He was made Lord Deputy of Calais in 1511. With Sir Edward Poynings and others he was sent in 1512 to arrange a Holy League between Pope Julius II, the English king and other European sovereigns.

In 1514, Wingfield was sent to the Netherlands in order to attempt the arrangement of a marriage between Archduke Charles of Austria and Princess Mary Tudor of England, to secure a dynastic alliance between the Tudors and the rising Habsburgs. But Wingfield's mission failed, and Mary Tudor was married to Louis XII of France in 1514. Wingfield was also occupied in discharging his duties at Calais, but in 1519 he resigned his post there and returned to England.

In 1520, Wingfield was appointed ambassador to the court of Francis I of France. He is known to have helped in the arranging the meeting between Henry VIII of England and Francis at the Field of the Cloth of Gold. He twice visited Emperor Charles V in 1521 in an effort to convince him against declaring war on Francis I.

Henry VIII created him a Knight of the Garter in 1522. The future Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor was the only other Knight created during that year. Wingfield was made Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1524. For his services Wingfield was granted lands throughout the Kingdom of England, notably Kimbolton Castle which was further expanded by him.

While on an errand to the Spanish court, Wingfield died at Toledo on 22 July 1525. He is buried at St John de Pois in that city. His widow was later married first to Sir Nicholas Harvey of Ickworth and secondly to Sir Robert Tyrwhitt of Kettleby.

His first wife Catherine died about 1509, and Wingfield was a widower for some time. He married in about 1513, his second wife, Bridget Wiltshire, daughter and heiress of Sir John Wiltshire of Stone Castle and Isabella Clothall. They were parents to ten children.1

Child of Sir Richard Wingfield and Bridget Wiltshire


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation,

Richard Woodville

Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRichard Woodville was also known as Wydeville.
     1st Earl Rivers.

Children of Richard Woodville and Jacquetta of Luxembourg

Jacquetta of Luxembourg

F, b. circa 1416, d. 30 May 1472
Father*Peter I of Luxembourg b. 1390, d. 31 Aug 1433
Mother*Margaret de Baux b. 1394, d. 15 Nov 1469
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Woodville.
     Jacquetta of Luxembourg (1415/1416 – 30 May 1472) was the elder daughter of Peter I, Count of St Pol, Conversano and Brienne and his wife Margaret de Baux (Margherita del Balzo of Andria). She was the mother of Elizabeth Woodville, queen to King Edward IV of England.

Her father Peter I of Luxembourg, Count of Saint-Pol was also the hereditary Count of Brienne from 1397 to his death in 1433.

Peter had succeeded his father John, Lord of Beauvoir and mother Marguerite of Enghien. They had co-reigned as Count and Countess of Brienne from 1394 to her death in 1397.

John was a fourth-generation descendant of Waleran I of Luxembourg, Lord of Ligny, second son of Henry V of Luxembourg and Margaret of Bar. This cadet line of the House of Luxembourg reigned in Ligny-en-Barrois.

Her mother Margaret de Baux was a daughter of Francois de Baux, Duke of Andria and Sueva Orsini. Sueva was a daughter of Nicola Orsini, Count of Nola (27 August 1331 – 14 February 1399) and Jeanne de Sabran.

Nicola Orsini was a son of Roberto Orsini, Count of Nola (1295-1345) and Sibilla del Balzo. Sibilla was a daughter of Hugh de Baux, Great Seneschal of the Kingdom of Naples.

Roberto Orsini was a son of Romano Orsini, Royal Vicar of Rome and Anastasia de Montfort. Anastasia was the oldest daughter and heiress of Guy de Montfort, Count of Nola and Margherita Aldobrandeschi.

Guy de Montfort was a son of Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester and Eleanor of England. Eleanor was the youngest child of John of England and his Queen consort Isabella of Angoulême.

Jacquetta herself was an eighth-generation descendant of John and thus distantly related to the Kings of England descending from him.

On 22 April 1433 at 17 years of age, Jacquetta married John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford at Therouenne. The Duke was the third son of King Henry IV of England and Mary de Bohun.

Jacquetta was a cousin of Sigismund of Luxembourg, the reigning Holy Roman Emperor, and King of Bohemia and Hungary. The marriage was meant to strengthen the ties of the Kingdom of England with the Holy Roman Empire and to increase English influence in the affairs of Continental Europe.

The marriage was childless and the Duke died on 15 September 1435 at Rouen.

Sir Richard Woodville, son of Sir Richard Wydevill who had served as the late Duke's chamberlain, was commissioned by Henry VI of England to bring the young widow to England. During the journey, the couple fell in love and married in secret (before 23 March 1436/1437), without seeking the king's permission. Enraged, Henry VI refused to see them but was mollified by the payment of a fine. The marriage was long and very fruitful: Jacquetta and Richard had sixteen children, including the future Queen Elizabeth.

By the mid-1440s, the Woodvilles were in ascendancy. Jacquetta was related to both the King and Queen Margaret. Her sister, Isabelle de Saint Pol, married Queen Margaret's brother while Jacquetta was the widow of Henry VI's uncle. As royalty, she outranked all ladies at Court with the exception of the Queen. As a personal favourite and close relative of the Queen, she also enjoyed special privileges and influence at court. Margaret influenced Henry to create Richard Woodville Baron Rivers in 1448, and he was a prominent partisan of the House of Lancaster as the Wars of the Roses began.1

Children of Jacquetta of Luxembourg and Richard Woodville


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation,

Elizabeth Woodville

F, b. circa 1437, d. 8 June 1492
Father*Richard Woodville
Mother*Jacquetta of Luxembourg b. c 1416, d. 30 May 1472
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Grey.
Name VariationElizabeth Woodville was also known as Wydeville.
Married NameHer married name was of Lancaster.
Married Name1 May 1464As of 1 May 1464,her married name was of England.
     Queen consort of Edward IV, King of England, from 1464 until his death in 1483.

Child of Elizabeth Woodville and King Edward IV of England

Sir John Grey of Groby

M, d. 1461

King Edward IV of England

M, b. 28 April 1442, d. 9 April 1483
Edward IV of England
Father*Richard of York b. 21 Sep 1411, d. 30 Dec 1460
Mother*Cecily Neville b. 1415, d. 1495

Child of King Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville

Richard of York

M, b. 21 September 1411, d. 30 December 1460
Father*Richard of England b. 1376, d. 5 Aug 1415
Mother*Anne Mortimer
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRichard of York was also known as Plantagenet.
     3rd Duke of York. Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (21 September, 1411 – 30 December, 1460) was a leading English magnate, descended from King Edward III. He inherited great estates, and served in various offices of state in France at the end of the Hundred Years' War, and in England, ultimately governing the country as Lord Protector during Henry VI's madness. His conflicts with Henry's queen, Margaret of Anjou, and other members of Henry's court were a leading factor in the political upheaval of mid-fifteenth-century England, and a major cause of the Wars of the Roses. Richard eventually attempted to claim the throne but was dissuaded, although it was agreed that he would become King on Henry's death. Within a few weeks of securing this agreement, he died in battle.

Although Richard never became king, he was the father of Edward IV and Richard III.

He was the second child of Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge and Anne Mortimer. Anne was the senior heiress of Lionel of Antwerp, the second surviving son of Edward III; this arguably gave her and her family a superior claim to the throne over that of the House of Lancaster. Anne died giving birth to Richard. He was a younger brother of Isabel Plantagenet.

His paternal grandparents were Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York (the fourth son of Edward III to survive infancy) and Isabella of Castile. His maternal grandparents were Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March and Alianore Holland.

His father was executed for his part in the Southampton Plot against Henry V on 5 August, 1415, and attainted. Richard therefore inherited neither lands nor title from his father. However his paternal uncle Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York, who was killed at the Battle of Agincourt on 25 October, 1415, was childless and Richard was his closest male relative.

After some hesitation Henry V allowed Richard to inherit the title and (at his majority) the lands of the Duchy of York. The lesser title and (in due course) greater estates of the Earldom of March also became his on the death of his maternal uncle Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, on 19 January, 1425. The reason for Henry's hesitation was that Edmund Mortimer had been proclaimed several times to have a stronger claim to the throne than Henry's father, Henry IV of England, by factions rebelling against him. However, during his lifetime, Mortimer remained a faithful supporter of the House of Lancaster.

Richard of York already had the Mortimer and Cambridge claims to the English throne; once he inherited the March, he also became the wealthiest and most powerful noble in England, second only to the King himself.

Within a few weeks of Richard of York's death, his eldest surviving son was acclaimed King Edward IV, and finally established the House of York on the throne following a decisive victory over the Lancastrians at the Battle of Towton. After an occasionally tumultuous reign, he died in 1483 and York's youngest son succeeded him as Richard III.

Richard of York's grandchildren included Edward V and Elizabeth of York. Elizabeth married Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty and became the mother of Henry VIII, Margaret Tudor and Mary Tudor. All subsequent English monarchs have been descendants of Elizabeth of York.1

Children of Richard of York and Cecily Neville


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation,,_3rd_Duke_of_York.